Sunday, January 31, 2010

Secret Quilting Business

Finished this last week, and only one strip to go before our craft group's Friendship Quilt hand over. I searched my old photos to find these ones of Dainty Bess.
She is just so special.
I love her . . .

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Gardening all day today, and this is what caught my eye enough to stop and grab my camera. It is Dainty Bess - one of my favourite roses.
I'm off to bed . . . exhausted!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Back to work

I've been back at work for 3 days and feel very tired tonight.
I came home each night and gardened 'till dark . . .
Thanks for all the lovely comments about my new school bag and hand bag. I felt very "posh" and clever walking into school each day. Took the edge off just a bit.
. . . the children will come on Monday and the children at home will go on Monday.
Life as we know it, will return to some semblance of normality.

Monday, January 25, 2010

. . . and more sewing

I've only been briefly looking at the garden blooms as I have been madly sewing, but you have to love Double Delight - she is such a pretty Rose.
Second Hand school uniforms being purchased from networking with neighbours, and as an added extra thank you, I made a little Nichole Mallalieu Purse to put the money in. Love this little pattern, so easy to make and such a great result each time.
As I hadn't been out of my sewing room for hours upon hours, Miss Flowergarden decided to join me, and she started making a runner for her new dressing table. She chose all the fabrics from within the inner sanctum, and the funniest comment came from Master Flowergarden (14), when he said . . . "like, did you just have all those fabrics there ready to use?!"

Now I'm ready to start school for the year as I have made myself a new school bag,
Like my friend Ric Rac, I am now "Dead Posh!"

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sewing sewing sewing . . .

As I have realised the deadline for this lovely long holiday - I have gone slightly into panic mode. I have enjoyed being out in my garden, but it was time to hit that new sewing machine and tick off a few jobs on the list.
. . . actually this first job wasn't actually on the list, but I decided to make a little quilt for my new sewing machine to sit on. I just need to bind it and it will be done. Very satisfying to do a tiny project like this that was finished almost in one day.
AROUND THE BLOCK was my next thing on the list. We had a month off for holidays and now it's back to it. I finished this one off for Sherridan and the next one arrived in the mail today.

back to the sewing room now - - -

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Action Stations

I'm getting a new "shade house" down the side of my house. It is going to be my outside playroom, like my sewing room is my inside playroom! I feel very lucky indeed to have such a clever Mr Flowergarden!
I also have a brand new sewing machine!!! Sewing some of my favourite fabrics for my maiden project.
The school year is rapidly approaching . . .

Friday, January 15, 2010

Scare the Crow

Agapanthus Buds
Pete and I have still been having lots of fun in the garden. Look what we made today . . .
Pete made a "little boy" one in his vegie patch

I'm loving my holidays in the garden.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Early Start

Little Pete and I have been working together to make a house number sign.
I did some grouting tonight, so I will show you the finished product when we're done.
Despite the soaring heat, I still have some happy flowers in my garden. Thank goodness for our tank, as I have been able to give them extra drinks in the evenings.
This is a most beautiful geranium.
I had a very early start this morning. I set my alarm for 6am as I knew it was going to be a VERY hot day, and too hot to go outside. I weeded this garden and got a big pile of weeds...
...and then another big pile of weeds from this garden.
I worked from 6am till 9am, and then the sun found me. Little Pete was surprised to find me in the garden still wearing my pjamas when he got up.
I felt great satisfaction when I'd finished, and took the kids to the pool for a swim. I did have to have a little cat nap with Nelly in the afternoon though.

While I was working, I picked some fresh peaches for my breakfast.

There is still one left for tomorrow.
. . . and very soon there will be nectarines. Nothing nicer than munching on fruit from the garden.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunshine in Oz

Sending a little sunshine to all those snowed in.

a beautiful bowl of roses from my garden

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